Outreach: Holistic Care of the Dying Person, North Devon Hospice, Wednesday, 31. July 2019

The Five Priorities of Caring for the Dying Person provides guidance for identifying when a person reaches the end of their life. In this session, attendees will gain an understanding of this framework and how to apply it to their role.The five priorities are:

recognising the dying phase

communicating sensitively

involving those important to the person

supporting family and others

plan and do


Be able to recognise and communicate clearly decisions made and actions taken in accordance with the person’s needs and wishes and ensure these are regularly reviewed and decisions revised accordingly.

Understand the importance of communicating sensitively with staff, the dying person and those identified as important to them.

Know how to involve the dying person and those identified as important to them in decisions about treatment and care to the extent that the dying person wants.

Understand the importance of actively exploring, respecting and meeting the needs of the family and others as identified as important to the dying person as far as possible.

To understand the principles of developing an agreed individual plan of care (including food and drink, symptom control and psychological, social and spiritual support) and the importance of its compassionate, co-ordinated delivery.

“I have learned how to approach death as a part of life and make it a less scary and sad thing”Entry requirements: There are no prerequisites for this course. This course is designed for the non-registered from 12.45pm. Course runs 1 – session is also being held at Hatchmoor Nursing Home, Torrington on Wednesday 10th July 2019.
Booking terms and conditions can be found on our website, please familiarise yourselves with these before reserving your place on this session.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions? Email: education@
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? Yes
What if I want to cancel?  If you wish to cancel your booking you will need to give 5 working days notice, as per our booking terms and conditions. Failure to give 5 working days notice or non-attendance will incur a £25 fee per person to cover administration costs, unfortunately as we are a charity this fee is non-negotiable.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? You can transfer your ticket to another person or to another event, please see full terms and conditions on our website.

Wednesday, 31. July 2019, North Devon Hospice, Outreach: Holistic Care of the Dying Person

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